Bank holiday weather woes: Britain set for ‘heavy’ showers on Saturday and Sunday as Met Office warns there are ‘no signals’ of any heatwave to come
- Met Office says ‘showers will never be too far away’ over the weekend
Britons can expect a very damp and miserable bank holiday weekend as the Met Office warns there are ‘no signals’ of any hot weather to come.
Today’s showers – some of which could be thundery – are set to continue with ‘heavy’ rain predicted for Saturday and Sunday.
A mixture of sunny spells and showers tomorrow, with a risk of hail in the north and west of the UK.
This comes as yet another yellow weather warning was issued this morning, with possible disruption on roads and public transport due to the water and hail.
Most of the country basked in glorious sunshine and warm weather earlier this week – but now there’s little hope of this continuing as Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Steven Keates said ‘showers will never be too far away’ over the weekend.
Following the glorious sunshine a very damp bank holiday weekend is expected, as the Met Office warns there are ‘no signals’ of any hot weather to come
Two people walk along Blackpool’s North Pier during Britain’s mostly miserable summer
Sunday is looking particularly cloudy with rain pushing across east
No sunbathing for those looking forward to a staycation over the summer bank holiday as temperatures will be ‘average’ with highs of 20C and 21C.
Cardiff looks cooler with temperatures of 18C predicted to stay over the weekend. In Scotland, Edinburgh’s average temperatures range from 17-19C.
Sunday is looking particularly cloudy with rain pushing across east.
The Met Office’s Mr Keates said: ‘While showers are never too far away through the weekend, there will still be drier spells around and where there are breaks in the cloud on Sunday in the south it should feel quite pleasant.
‘Areas to the southeast will see fewer showers with more in the way of bright or sunny spells on Saturday and Sunday, though temperatures are likely to remain around average for the time of year. Areas further north and west will see more frequent showers, some of which will be heavy, and will at times extend south into central areas of England and Wales on Saturday and Sunday.’
Today’s showers – some of which could be thundery – are set to continue with ‘heavy’ rain predicted over the bank holiday weekend. Pictured: A woman shelters from the relentless rain in Whitstable, Kent
Most of the country basked in glorious sunshine and warm weather earlier this week – but now there’s little hope of this continuing. Pictured: People enjoying the sunshine in Bournemouth
LONDON: Tourists shelter under umbrellas while walking over Westminster bridge in the capital
‘Monday, which is a bank holiday for those in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, will probably see band of showery rain clear from eastern England early in the day, with sunny spells and scattered showers following on for most places. There are no signals for significant heat in the current forecast period.’
With yesterday looking like the last day of summer, let’s hope those heading to Reading and Leeds festival have packed their wellies.
In Reading there is a risk of thunderstorms today but a drier evening is predicted.
Similarly in Leeds tomorrow is expected to be a day of sunshine and showers, with the patchy rain continuing throughout the weekend.
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